by Ashley Gouveia
If you asked me why I decided to write about Smallville this week, I would narrow it down to two little words: Dean Cain! I couldn’t possibly pass up the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite men guest appearing on my favorite show, now could I? Not only did ‘Cure’ have Dean Cain, but it was also my favorite episode so far this season.
Chloe wanted to be cured of her deadly meteor ability. Who can blame her? I would too, if I woke up with a toe tag every time I used it. So, she called upon the help of Dr. Curtis Knox, played by Cain. He said he could cure her by performing a brain operation. However, the bad part was, it would erase six years of her memory. If my calculations are correct, that would mean everything that’s happened on Smallville would be wiped. Chloe, no!!
In my favorite scene of the episode, Clark gave her his “You’ll forget me,” plea to not go through with it. How cute was that? Allison Mack and Tom Welling never cease to amaze me at how natural and sincere they portray their respective characters.
I loved the interaction between Knox and Lex throughout the episode. It’s been a while since we had a character who can really give Lex a run for his money. The two of them throwing intellectual jabs at each other was great to watch. But in true Smallville fashion, Knox wasn’t who he appeared. He was an immortal man that wanted Chloe’s heart to keep the love of his life alive forever. Only Dean Cain can make me loathe and empathize with such an evil character. Please bring him back Smallville powers that be!
We also saw the end (thank you!) of Chloe and Jimmy and the beginning of the Kara/Jimmy relationship. I don’t know if I care that much. Jimmy was already giving googly eyes at Kara even before he broke it off with Chloe, so I say good riddance. Lana is certainly not wasting any time screwing her relationship up with Clark. She’s already keeping secrets, which she blamelessly told Kara was the reason for their many breakups. I’m rolling my eyes right now.
I’m really curious to see where the Martian Manhunter/Kara storyline is going. I have two theories on that. Either Kara was really naive to her father, Zor-El’s evil ways or Martian Manhunter was the one who was lying. The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy seemed a little weird to me.
The pacing of the episode was finally better than previous ones this season. We got a lot of setup for what I think is to come later on. Tonight, I think we’re in for a more light-hearted hour. It should be fun! What did you think of last week’s episode? ’Til next week.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
by Ashley Gouveia